Obama’s Evolving Christianity

Illinois State Senator Barack Obama in 2004 stating his opposition of same-sex marriage and belief that marriage isn’t a civil right:

Barack Obama in 2004 using Christianity as his basis for not supporting gay marriage:

“I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.”

Here now is President Barack Obama’s “evolving” in 2012:

“This is something that, you know, we’ve talked about over the years and (Michelle Obama), you know, she feels the same way, she feels the same way that I do. And that is that, in the end the values that I care most deeply about and she cares most deeply about is how we treat other people and, you know, I, you know, we are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others but, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated.

A well-meaning, but immature interpretation of the Golden Rule and of Christianity in general. When I think of the Golden Rule, it’s certainly not granting something that goes against basic Christian doctrine, as Obama himself asserted eight years ago.

Georgetown University Invites Pro-Abortion Catholic to Speak

It’s been a while since I’ve posted…May is my busiest month overall and posts will likely be limited for the next few weeks.

In the meantime, I saw this article on EWTN on Georgetown University inviting HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at a ceremony during the university’s commencement events this weekend. 

What’s the big deal? Well, it’s a Catholic university inviting a pro-abortion Catholic to speak at a campus event during a commencement weekend. Sebelius’ views on abortion aren’t a secret; she’s been banned from receiving Holy Communion by the Archbishop of Kansas City.

Also, remember that it was Georgetown University where a letter was written and signed by a group of faculty and staff condemning Rep. Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity budget plan as “misreading Church teaching” in its handling of entitlement programs and tax cuts. Now they’re inviting an open, pro-abortion Catholic, who is also in favor of forcing Catholics to violate their conscience and freedom of religion, to speak at a major campus event.

Like I mentioned in my Ryan post about 10 days ago, Georgetown University has a record of being soft and/or sympathetic (take your pick) with pro-abortion politicians. Talk about misreading Catholic teaching! Yet another reason Paul Ryan has no big reason to be concerned about criticism coming from these circles.

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